Virtual Hazmat 2021

Virtual Hazmat 2021
18 May 2021
19 May 2021

18 May, 14:30 – 16:30 BST & 19 May, 8:00 – 10:00 BST
Free event

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Free virtual alternative to our annual conference

NCEC’s Hazmat conference has earned the justifiable reputation of being the 'must-attend’ annual event for those who are involved in hazmat response, incident management or crisis management. As well as providing the opportunity for delegates to learn about the latest developments in the hazmat field, it is an ideal networking forum for them to share experiences with like-minded professionals.

Unfortunately, as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to cancel this year’s conference. However, we have listened to feedback from many of the regular Hazmat delegates who said they missed the annual event, so we are delighted to report that we will now be holding a free virtual alternative in May.

Virtual Hazmat 2021 will comprise of two, 2-hour sessions on consecutive days and will draw on the knowledge and experience of NCEC’s experts – with a focus on informative, practical and actionable advice on hazmat incidents. The sessions are at different times of the day so that at least one will be at a convenient time for delegates wherever they are in the world. We welcome you to attend either one or both sessions depending on your availability. Both sessions will include:

  • Discussion involving a practical hazmat-related scenario 

Both sessions will include a scenario that focuses on a chemical spill at a commercial site. However, factors such as scale, response system and the type of chemical involved will vary. The scenarios will explore the six phases of integrated emergency management – anticipation, assessment, prevention, preparation, response and recovery. They will also include: 

  1. How to prepare for and prevent a spill occurring.
  2. What training response teams should undertake so they are fully prepared when such an incident happens.
  3. How a proportionate response can help minimise the impact of a chemical spill.  

In addition, our experts will discuss the steps that should be taken after an incident has been resolved to minimise the chances of something similar happening.

  • Interactive quiz 

Join our quiz to see if you may be our next 'Hazmat Genius'

During each session, our experts will run an interactive quiz during which delegates will be given the opportunity to win the coveted Hazmat Genius title. We will test and challenge your knowledge on hazmat-related subjects such as hazmat response, hazmat history, information gathering, incident scene management, and chemical and physical properties of substances. Delegates can enter as individuals or as part of a team. All we ask is that you bring your ‘A game’! 

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Ed Sullivan
Hazardous Materials Principal Consultant, NCEC


Having worked in emergency response since 2004, Ed’s background is predominantly in the fire and rescue service as a responder, and subject matter expert in hazmat and incident command. He is a Hazardous Materials Tactical Adviser, holds a Diploma in Science and is studying for a master’s degree in Emergency Management and Resilience. Before joining NCEC, he worked for the Fire Service College (FSC) for 2 years where he was responsible for hazardous materials course development, and its delivery to public and private sector organisations.

Josh Allaway
Senior Emergency Responder and Hazmat Trainer, NCEC


Josh is a leading voice in the world of hazmat. He has experience working in a laboratory environment and within emergency response. Before joining NCEC, he worked at the Fire Service College as the subject matter expert for hazmat and fire science. Josh is also a trained firefighter and spent several years responding for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service. His technical and operational knowledge and experience (including his Initial Incident Command qualification) mean that he is ideally placed to provide input to and deliver hazmat response training.

Jon Gibbard
Director, NCEC


Jon oversees the strategic direction of NCEC, brokering new partnerships and networks worldwide to ensure the services and technical guidance provided to clients is equivalent to the highest international standards. Jon has led significant change in NCEC to ensure we always stay at the cutting edge of chemical emergency response and compliance. He also manages many of the client relationships related to NCEC’s chemical emergency response service. 

This virtual conference provides the perfect opportunity for hazmat specialists to unite under the current circumstances and is an alternative to the annual conference for 2021.

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